Street Art: Sliks – How To Fight Loneliness

Sliks red Graff London

Rafael a.k.a. Silks is a Brazilian graffiti artist from São Paulo City. The artist’s hectic work was birthed by the loneliness that pervaded his childhood. Silks work, though often inspired by this singular feeling, is never homogenous. Affected by the urban textures from the city which vary with time, his dense work is an unending trail of colors, that intersects between macro and micro schools of art.

Sliks Blue Graff

From the walls to the canvas, Silks uses a consistent technique involving layering.

Nudes Sliks paints on women

Andy and Albert Painted on by Sliks

 

Written by Julia Schur

Julia is a writer and photographer from Paris, France. She moved to New York City to study in 2012. If you’re into art, concerts, hip-hop, and documentaries about ex-cons, feel free to contact her!


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